Posts by Nicole Cooley

5 Reasons You Buy Stuff You Don’t Need (And How To Stop)

We live in a buy, buy, buy, culture. And there is a lot of privilege that comes with that. It’s pretty amazing that we can get whatever we need, whenever we need it, with the click of the finger. But the culture of “buying” can also have unwanted consequences. Your closet becomes jammed full. Your…

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The Best Way To Save Money For Education

Ever since my son was born three years ago, I have been putting checks from Grandparents and other family members into a regular old savings account.   Each check was relatively small but they started adding up fast.   Each time I deposited a check I would think to myself, “You should be doing something…

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The Critical Money Moves You Have Been Ignoring

Whether you have school-age kids or not, something happens at the end of August that makes you realize summer is coming to an end. All of a sudden the evening air has a chill, your calendar is filling up and it takes a just little longer in the morning for the sun to rise. I…

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The Top Tools You Need To Start An Online Business

Do you have an idea for a business that you have been sitting on? When I was in my corporate job, I thought starting a business meant leasing a business space downtown, putting up a sign and going to networking events. It wasn’t until I started researching that I realized there was a whole other…

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How To Make Your Own Money Rules

**Disclaimer: This blog post was written back in February, and my husband is now happily re-employed. I will be sharing more in the future about how we navigated this transition period of cutting back and interruptions in income. It tested my own systems, and I’m happy to say, the systems worked perfectly.   My clients…

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One Easy Shift To Improve Your Money Mindset

Do you ever stop and consider the way you think, speak, and act about money? It might seem trivial to work on your money mindset when you have practical obligations that need to be figured out. But your money mindset is an important factor in how you view your financial life. That includes reconciling mistakes…

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